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PM Margaret Thatcher explored plans to radically change the structure of English education when she was in office, files released by the National Archives show.
An exile from Kashmir explains why he took handfuls of earth with him to Delhi.
Thieves steal millions of shoppers' payment details during the year
Reducing the deficit must be the top priority for the government in 2015, the employers' group the CBI says - as it also urges radical changes to preserve public services.
The remarkable journey of Hitler's top commando
More than 7,500 people in the UK received congratulatory cards from the Queen for reaching ages of 100 or more in 2014, figures show.
West Brom sack manager Alan Irvine after seven defeats in nine games leaves the Baggies 16th in the Premier League.
The FTSE 100 has still not regained its 15 year-old peak - so how can investors make money in a falling market?
Defending PDC world champion Michael van Gerwen will play Scotland's Robert Thornton in the quarter-finals.
The pilot of missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 asked to take the plane higher in his last request to air traffic control, Indonesian officials reveal.
What if the Premier League title was decided in a calendar year? Find out who finished top and who was bottom of the pile.
Four people in Brazil are killed by a lightning strike on a beach crowded with holidaymakers in south-eastern Sao Paulo state, media say.
Man Utd and England captain Wayne Rooney wants a change in the Premier League's Christmas schedule to improve quality.
The Pentagon says that the US military has carried out an air strike targeting a senior al-Shabab leader in Somalia.
Firefighters use an inflatable walkway to rescue a dog after it fell through ice on a pond.
A 55-year-old bodybuilder talks about his 'incredible' comeback after 20 years out if the sport.
The death of a 46-year-old Cynon Valley woman in Cardiff is 'not suspicious' say police, as they release a man without charge.
Ethiopia is experiencing something of a renaissance in Jazz and live music with a focus on traditional tunes.
Blackpool's Jacob Murphy apologises for posting an image on social media that appears to mock the team's on-field woes.
A healthcare worker who has just returned from West Africa has been diagnosed with Ebola and is being treated in hospital in Glasgow.